042 – Getting Settled

Technically we haven’t been here a full week yet. It’s day 6! We’re still getting settled in. There’s still a few boxes to go through, the Telus guy is here setting up our internet, there’s some organizing to do and furniture to move around. Oh… the joys of moving.

The First Week 

Our new home in Richmond is coming together slowly.

We are 15 minutes from just about everything. groceries, downtown, the beach. I couldn’t ask for a better location. The only thing missing is a balcony. We are the only building on the block without them. Don’t tell Mark, but that means more indoor plants! Just gotta start sneaking them in. Pretend I’ve had them for years. 

I did end up finding a little park within walking distance. I plan on spending a lot of time there. Get some drawing excursuses in, and do some open air painting.  I’ll remember to take pictures next time.

I know it’s only been a week but I definitely feel like this is a better fit for me. I can’t wait to get settled in and keep exploring. 

Getting Here

Let’s backtrack a little. I forgot to tell you how we got here. 

We decided to break the drive up into two days. It’s a little over twelve hours to drive to Vancouver from Edmonton. 

So we stopped in Kelowna for an evening and discovered Raudz. What a denominal experience. Great service, great wine selection, and unbelievable food. 

If you’re in Kelowna this summer for whatever reasons, treat yourselves. You gotta check them out. 

Bright and early on the morning of the 1st we were off! 

We arrived, did the walkthrough! 

I GOT THE KEYS!

Then we find out the movers weren’t coming. 

No bed, no furniture… we had to book a hotel. Yay unexpected expenses!

I don’t want to get into details but we had email confirmation that they would arrive on the 1st. At 1pm. So we planned around that. 

They showed up on the second, late in the afternoon. 

They were not gentle with out boxes, or our furniture. They ended up damaging quite a lot of our things. They’re not going to like the review, or the call I’ll be making to their claims department in the next few hours. 

Not the smoothest move I’ve ever had, but it’s definitely not the worst. 

Long story short. When you decide to move across provinces expect something to go wrong. 

Ah well! It wouldn’t be an adventure without some kind of drama. 

Stay creative!

Justin Erickson


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